Legion baseball: Branford’s Schettino shuts out Orange

ORANGE >> Branford pitcher Mike Schettino knows just how important he is to the Branford Post 83 American Legion baseball team. With the departure of several key arms from a season ago, Schettino’s role is now as a leader of the Branford pitching staff. Schettino needed just 90 pitches to lead the way as Branford […]

Legion baseball: Winsted earns first win of season over Torrington

Winsted’s Garrett Healy lays up to make a diving catch in the its 6-5 win over the Torrington P38s.
Marianne Killackey — Special to the Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> Winsted Post 43 earned its first win of the season, 6-5 over Torrington’s P38s at Fuessenich Park Thursday evening. “We came to play,” said Winsted coach D.J. Reese, whose team clawed its way to a 6-1 lead before Torrington (2-4) charged back in the bottom of the seventh. A day earlier, the P38s […]

Hall track finishes strong at State Open, New Englands

WEST HARTFORD – Standout performances at the Connecticut State Open and New England Championships highlighted the end of the 2014 Track & Field season at Hall High. The Hall High 4×800 meter relay team of Zach Magin, Chris Ahlquist, Grant O’Connor and Ari Klau finished strong after winning a Class L state title in the […]

Legion baseball: Terryville has winning attitude this summer

Mike Milius, starred for Thomaston high school this season, helping them reach the Class S championship game.

Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

TERRYVILLE >> This summer’s Terryville American Legion team has a different vibe. A big reason is the team’s attitude. “After our comeback win against Unionville, Blaise (Russo) had the best quote: ‘you can’t beat the team that doesn’t give up,’” Terryville coach Dave Alarcon said. Terryville has players from four different schools — Terryville, Thomaston, […]

Track and Field: All-FCIAC Boys Selections

Boys  Outdoor Track & Field Shnyden Pierre, McMahon — 100m, 400m Devante Clarke, Danbury — 100 m, 200 m, 4×100 Relay Johnathan Keating, Ridgefield — 200 m, 4×400 Relay Spencer Brown, Wilton — 800 m James Lewis, Staples — 800 m Alex Ostberg, Darien — 1,600m, 4×800 Relay, 3200m William Bordash, Ridgefield — 1,600 m […]

Track and Field: All-SCC Selections

Girls Outdoor Track & Field First Team Chaslynn Saucier (Wilbur Cross), 100 meters Zoie Reed (Amity Regional), 200 meters and Long Jump Tonija Young-Spencer (Hillhouse), 400 meters Danae Rivers (Wilbur Cross), 800 and 1600 meters Kaleigh Roberts (Mercy), 3200 meters Anna Atkinson (Branford), 100 meter hurdles Jaliyah White (Hillhouse), 300 meter hurdles Daniel Hand (Justine […]

Boys basketball: Middletown’s Dave Sytulek named AD at South Windsor

By Jim Bransfield MIDDLETOWN >> Dave Sytulek, a longtime physical education teacher and head boys basketball coach at Middletown High School, has been appointed the Athletic Director at South Windsor High School. South Windsor principal Daniel Sullivan, a former vice-principal at MHS, confirmed the appointment via telephone on Thursday afternoon. According to sources, Sytulek made […]

WestConn WR, former Ellington star Austin Tautkus dies following accident

Austin Tautkus (via Ellington/Somers Football)

Above: One of Austin Tautkus’ finest football moments for Ellington/Somers. A 4th-and-17 catch from Brian Ryder that led to field goal and a 10-8 win over Suffield/East Windsor that kept the Knights’ unbeaten season alive in 2011. (Credit: Ellington/Somers football via Hudl) Austin Tautkus, the son of former Ellington/Somers football coach Keith Tautkus and a […]

2014 All-SCC Boys Lacrosse

The 2014 All-Southern Connecticut Conference boys lacrosse team: Boys Lacrosse First Team Attack Colin Uyeki (North Haven) Cole Pecora (North Haven) John Edmonds (Fairfield Prep) Burke Smith (Fairfield Prep) Wesley Reid (Xavier) Midfield Austin Sims (Fairfield Prep) Joe Choiniere (Amity) Cam Harris (Fairfield Prep) Matt Blois (Cheshire) Patrick Lambert (Fairfield Prep) Ethan Suraci (North Haven) […]

Baseball beat: Derby’s Sochrin relieved of coaching duties

After 11 seasons as head coach of Derby baseball, Sumner Sochrin said he was let go ” a couple days ago.” The coach said the school did not give him much feedback on why he was let go. “The athletic director said it’s time for a change,” Sochrin said. Athletic Director Joe Orazietti declined to […]

Track and Field: Danae Rivers of Cross named CT Gatorade Girls Athlete of the Year

Danae Rivers of Wilbur Cross won the Gatorade Girls' Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Photo by Melanie Stengel/Register

Just a sophomore, Danae Rivers of Wilbur Cross already has quite the impressive track resume. She can now add one more accomplishment to the list. Thursday afternoon, Rivers was named the 2013-14 Gatorade Track and Field Girls’ Athlete of the Year. Rivers had a near flawless season on the track, as she won the Glenn […]

2014 Casey/O’Brien New Haven County Chapter scholar-athletes


In April, 29 scholar-athletes from across New Haven County were honored by the Casey/O’Brien New Haven County Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame at the Fantasia Banquet Facility in North Haven. The scholar athletes Jake Boncal, Woodland Thomas Majchrzak, Ansonia Kyle Broderick, Holy Cross Andrew Meoli, Xavier Jevaughn Brodie, Hyde […]

2014 All-SCC Girls Lacrosse

The 2014 All-Southern Connecticut Conference girls lacrosse teams: First Team Lauren Cole (Hand) Marnie Jacobs (Guilford) Sarah Turner (Amity) Erin Mammele (Hand) Maddy Levy (Cheshire) Edy Moritz (Guilford) April Simmons (Branford) Maggie Sullivan (North Haven) Brooke Barry (Hand) Grace Ireland (Guilford) Michelle Federico (Cheshire) Emilee Wargo (Hand) Natalie Grimm (Branford) Second Team Sam Cozzolino (Hamden) […]

Football: Hand’s Filippone wins National Coach of Year award

Steve Fillipone, Daniel Hand High School of Madison head football coach, center holding football, after defeating Windsor H.S. for the  Class L State Football Championship at UConn's Rentschler Field in East Hartford,  December 8, 2012.  Photo by Peter Hvizdak / New Haven Register

Hand athletic director Craig Semple has confirmed that football coach Steve Filippone was named National High School Athletic Coaches Association national coach of the year Wednesday night at the NHSACA national convention at the Snow King Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Filippone was one of eight finalists. Filippone’s selection was based on longevity, service to […]

2014 All-SCC Baseball

The 2014 All-Southern Connecticut Baseball teams: All-Housatonic Wes Robertson (Cheshire) Sal Gozzo (Sheehan) Jake Russo (Amity) Ben Miller (Lyman Hall) Cooper Mrowka (Cheshire) Dan Schock (Cheshire) Brandon Gauthier (Sheehan) Sebastian DeMauro (Amity) Ethan Lonardelli (Cheshire) Turner French (Sheehan) Anthony Capoziello (Amity) All-Oronoque Mike Caruso (Career) Nick Lamberti (East Haven) Josh Colon (Career) Tyler Criscuolo (Branford) […]

Legion baseball: Middletown, Guilford split twinbill

By Press Staff MIDDLETOWN >> Middletown Post 75 split a Zone 3 doubleheader with Guilford at Palmer Field Wednesday evening. Guilford won the first game 8-4 and Middletown won the nightcap, 8-1. In the opener, Guilford built a 7-0 lead against starter Luke Sorenson, who was the losing pitcher, and reliever Will Woods. Guilford (1-3) […]

2014 All-SCC Boys Volleyball

The 2014 All-Southern Connecticut Conference Boys Volleyball team: First Team Tyler Barwise (Amity) Ted Li (Cheshire) Anthony Carbone (Cheshire) Colin Haensel (Cheshire) Eric Kocur (Shelton) Andre Zumerchik (Xavier) Kevin Berger (Xavier) Second Team Nick Bottone (Amity) Patrick Lindner (Cheshire) Trenton Hager (Cheshire) Wes Kimmel (Hand) Grant Fevrier (Shelton) John Hunter (Shelton) John Babon (Xavier)

2014 All-SCC Boys Tennis

The All-Southern Connecticut Conference boys tennis team: Division I Singles Jason Seidman (Amity) Alex Rieger (Hand) Bradley Orban (Foran) Scott Rubinstein (Hand) Jeremy Reichenthal (Cheshire) Carl Thurston (Sheehan) Doubles Luke Lemieux/Evan Powell (Guilford) David Schulz (Hand) Nick Sabatelli (Amity) Gabe Betancur (Amity) Matt McKinney (Fairfield Prep) Division II Singles Rich Ciamarra (Xavier) Roy Smith (Notre […]

2014 All-SCC Girls Tennis

The All-Southern Connecticut Conference girls tennis team: Division I Singles Emily Migliorini (North Haven) Daphne Kreiger (Amity) Kristen Forscher (Guilford) Claire Foster (Amity) Anna Babbin (Guilford) Rigel Mahmood (Shelton) Doubles Gabby Diotalevi/Megan Sosensky (Hand) Jamie Thimineur/Rachel Einbinder (Amity) Anna Levinson/Naagma Timakondu (Foran) Division II Singles:  Vidhya Maran (Hamden) Nadja Pejovic (Cheshire) Lianne Maynard (Law) Tyla […]